This Present Evil World is a Mess . . . (Gal.1:4)

And it's going to get messier. Many people are making the statement, including Madeleine Albright:‘THE WORLD IS A MESS:’ says Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

. . . one big mess.  Why is it a mess?


• There was a fallen angel,
but people have overlooked how that was possible
(Lucifer has a mind & will)
• What is Light?
(Knowledge is Light. There are two kinds of knowledge: the PERFECT and the IMPERFECT.  One is brilliant light and the other is darkness)
• The Ex-Angel of Light
(He was the Teaching Angel and unfortunately still is)
• Someone is needed to take his place
(Why the battle is going to intensify at the end)

The answer to WHY it is a mess is quite simple:   the knowledge of good and evil.   It is an imperfect knowledge system and you cannot have perfection with it.  That is what the creature was made subject to in Rom. 8:20 and is the theme of the book of Ecclesiastes from the outset with the second verse of Eccl.1,  "All is vanity." One version (TCNT) has translated the word in Romans as 'imperfection'. He might have just as well said "hopelessness."  God had no one to take his place so he had to put up with the fallen angel managing the world for 6,000 years when it should have been perfect!

When the teaching angel, the angel of light as he's called in 2 Cor. 11:14,  "Lucifer(which is Hebrew to Latin to English of the word which means "Daystar" and "Morning Star"   in Isaiah 14:12 margin)  ......decided to take over the knowledge of good and evil to control it and use it along with the perfect knowledge, which he already had from God, then he became messed up and diabolical:

a devil means [diabolus L.] from Gr. diabolos

And he became very evil, wicked, ungodly, unholy.  He was changed into a devil instantly when he got the knowledge of good and evil. Instead of him getting it, It got him. He was shrunk to about 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall and became dark and ugly.  He was cut off from God's perfect knowledge from then onward. Now all he has is the knowledge of good and evil to give out. The perfect knowledge (light) he was made to give out came to an end right away, and now all we have is the knowledge of good and evil, the darkness of this world (Eph. 6:12).  He is now the Ex-Angel of Light.  For corruption does not inherit incorruption (1 Cor. 15:50).

The perfect knowledge is just that, perfect.  You cannot do evil with it.  It won't work that way.  Anything you make with the perfect knowledge is right from the start, you can't improve on it.  That's the difference.

Jesus was the Light that came into this world, and the Light of men when he came to Earth (John 1). Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Proverbs). The word became flesh. But the word is still seen and understood through a glass darkly, imperfectly. That glass (metal mirror) becomes the knowledge of good and evil. Darkly or dimly are both correct, because Lucifer sends his knowledge down in a dim light, like moonlight, when he imparts the thoughts to our minds; whether it be scientific knowledge or otherwise. The word "through" is intended to show the vehicle, which is our senses, our perception. 

Even though the Apostle starts 1 Cor.13 with tongues mentioned in the foregoing chapter, where the 9 manifestations of the Holy Spirit are, the key words in this whole chapter 13 are KNOWLEDGE and love, which are mentioned side by side in 1 Cor. 8:1. [Love is an action word that is given, but knowledge, faith and hope are inward properties and of self].  What is behind tongues and speaking?  Communication.  Communication of thoughts, ideas, knowledge. The knowledge here is not the obvious allusion to prophecy (Num.12:8 puzzle/riddle/enigma) from 1 Cor.13:12, for it is all supernaturally given and spiritual when we are talking knowledge-- it's ultimate source.  In this general sense, knowledge is a stand-alone in verse 2 as well as 8 just like in verse 12.  I'm sorry for the word 'gift' in 1 Cor.13:2 which is in italics and not there in the Greek text just as it is not found in 1 Cor.12:1;  but the prophecy is minor in relevance.  Knowledge is just as major here as love is greater than, for we are to speak the truth in love and even mysteries is secondary when viewed properly. Again, knowledge (which is in general and is yet to vanish) is at the forefront just like in the depiction below.  Did you think we are going to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil forever?????

The mirror denotes a vague, distorted, indistinct, unclear or obscure reflection of what should be, a direct face-to-face actual contact with the light, i.e., with perfect knowledge. [This is brought out later where Dan. 12:3 and Isa. 30:20 are discussed]. God is light, and in him is no darkness (1 John 1:5). For the present the knowledge I gain is imperfect-(1 Cor. 13:12/R.F. Weymouth). The darkness comprehended (appropriated, attained, understood, extinguished) it not in John 1:5 and the light shineth in darkness. In other words, Jesus Christ, the Daystar shines in a dark place (2 Peter 1:19).  Arise, shine, for thy light is come (Isa.60:1). Believers have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Pet. 2:9 + Col. 1:13).  The light of the glorious gospel of Christ shines unto you, your MINDS are not blinded (2 Cor.4:4); the Helps Word-studies suggests:  "having a cloudy perspective" or "clouded vision."  To make blind, i.e. (figuratively) to obscure -Strongs Exhaustive Concordance. To darken the mind-Thayer's Lexicon.  .A knowledge of the Truth is so important.......

THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL IS AN OPPOSITE OF THE PERFECT KNOWLEDGE WHICH COMES FROM GOD.  One is death and darkness and the other is life and light.                                      


This fallen angel is the prince of darkness. Darkness, even gross darkness will cover the Earth when he is thrown down by Michael to the Earth (Rev. 12).  He now masquerades as light bringerMASQUERADES.  He was masquerading when he deceived Eve. He brings this world it's knowledge. The plan is to get rid of him, which is why the spiritual warfare is intensifying. But God won't get rid of him until he has someone with a mind and will to take his place (see who that is below at Someone to take his place).  Without an angel of light, the people would never have developed. Lucifer was a created being, one of the three archangels of God, and was perfect in the day that he was created. What went wrong? How was it possible an angel could fall? See the answer below.  Apparently those spirit beings had an affinity for the knowledge of good and evil. Lucifer was created different from the other two, Michael Gabriel, in that he was made with a mind and will of his own. He chose to do what he did.  "Folly" is an interesting word found in Job 4:18:  Webster's 1828 Dictionary has two references to the mind under the word.  How could Lucifer make a mistake or error, if he had no mind and will of his own?  There is power in choice

The devil has been sinning from the beginning (of this world)he sinned first  (was the original chief sinner) -1 John 3:8/Accurate Bible
"Behold, he put no trust in his servants;  and his angels he charged with folly"-Job 4:18 KJV
Making mistakes    - Job 4:18/God's Word Translation
Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error-Job 4:18/ESV
Archangel -1 Thess. 4:16    (There are three):  
1.  Michael
2.  Gabriel
3.  Lucifer
(Satan) His tail drew the third part of the stars (angels) of heaven - Rev. 12:4

This couldn't possibly apply to the other two angels; for they are of the Psa. 103 variety.
Bless the Lord, all his angels, creatures of might who do his bidding.  Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers who serve his will-Psa. 103:20-21/NEB. 
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire-Psa. 104:4. 
They are absolute angels.  They don't do things on their own.  They're not capable of making mistakes.  They only do what God tells them to do.

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Joshua 24:15

That power of choice or decision was given to man as well as the teacher of men, the angel of light, as you will see below under the mind and will of Lucifer.

What is the LIGHT ?

There are several references to the angel of light, Lucifer:
·         How are you fallen from heaven, O light-bringer and day-star, son of the morning-Isa.14:12/Amplified Bible
·         Behold, he put no trust in his servants; nor in his angels, in whom he put light-Job 4:18/KJV (margin)
·         For Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light-2 Cor.11:14/James Moffatt

STRONGS NT 5459: φωσφόρος  (DAYSTAR)

φωσ-φόρος, -ον (φῶς and φέρω), light-bringing, giving light
(Aristophanes, Euripides, Plato, Plutarch, others); as a substantive, ὁ φωσφόρος (Lat. Lucifer), the planet Venus, the morning-star, day-star (Plato, Tim. Locr., p. 96 e.; Plutarch, others): 2 Peter 1:19, on the meaning of this passage, see λύχνος.  -Thayer's Greek Lexicon

Light is knowledge as found in Dan. 5:11:  "light and understanding and wisdom." 

LIGHT     Illumination of mind; instruction; knowledge  (cites Dan. v as example)
-Webster's 1828 Dictionary
ILLUMINATION     Infusion of intellectual light; an enlightening of the understanding by knowledge, or the mind by spiritual light
-Webster's 1828 Dictionary

Notice Matthew Henry's Commentary on Isa.30:19-26 in which he encloses the statement "Light is knowledge" . . . 
. . . .Abundant means of grace, with the influences of the Holy Spirit, would be extended to places destitute of them. The effect of this should be comfort and joy to the people of God.  Light, that is, knowledge, shall increase.  This is the light which the gospel brought into the world, and which proclaims healing to the broken-hearted.
Notice verse 20 of that same chapter and see what it relates to in the section below: Behold I will do a new thing - THE MYSTERY OF GOD.

If Dan. 12:4, which interestingly follows verse 3 in which Young's Literal Translation and the KJV margin translates it as "teaching" and "teacher" --not wise . . . if the knowledge which shall increase is more subtly understood as knowledge of the Bible and Prophecy as suggested in the Pulpit commentary, then why wasn't the word for understanding used instead?  And why does it say in Eccl. 1:18 that he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth sorrow, (or grief, heartache), if it is not the knowledge of good and evil?

This world's knowledge is darkness (Eph.6:12) compared to the brilliance of the perfect knowledge.  It's like night and day in difference. The perfect knowledge is just that, perfect. It won't work for evil.  When something is invented with it, it is right from the start.  You cannot improve on it.  You can never reach perfection with the knowledge of good and evil. Not in a million years.

The mind and will of Lucifer

The mind and will of the angel Lucifer is found in two places,  Isa. 14:13  'Thou hast said in thine heart"-(KJV) "You thought in your own MIND"-(NEB)" "You thought"-GWT) and Luke 4:6 "To whomsoever I WILL I give it"-(KJV) "I can give it to anyone I choose" -(NEB).  Notice it mentions "POWER" and "the glory of the kingdoms of the world" there in Luke 4:6. The usurper said thats all been handed over to me. The devil wanted POWER.  (Like the powerful angelic being Michael has -2 Pet.2:11; Jude 9; Psa.103:20). Knowledge is POWER. And so he has the POWER of death (Heb.2:14). The prince of the POWER of the air (atmosphere) Eph.2:2.  Principalities + POWERS Eph.6:12.  2 Cor. 4:4 calls the devil the "god of this world."   That was Adam and Eve's choice. They chose to obey the devil instead of God.  Adam and Eve were decceived by the devil's lie. God was telling them the truth. God is not a man that he should lie.  THERE WILL BE A POWER SHIFT COMING, TAKEN FROM LUCIFER AND IT'S ALREADY BEEN GIVEN TO JESUS:  "All POWER is given unto me in heaven and in earth" Mat. 28:18.   REVELATION 12:10 IS COMING!!!!!!!!.

I will be like the most High. Isaiah 14:14    (He wanted to help God run the Universe)(Job 22:12/The Message)
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.  1 John 3:8-10

And so now you have from this one blood Adam....

"all nations of men for to dwell on all the (sur-) face of the earth."   Acts 17:26

And that one disobedient act of eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil by Adam (they were both called Adam in the day when they were created) caused their offspring to become dead in tresspasses and sins (Eph. 2:1) :

Dying thou shalt die.  Gen. 2:17
For as in Adam all die.  1 Cor. 15:22
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.   Eph. 2:2
And if our gospel be hid, it is hid from them that are lost:  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.  2 Cor. 4:34
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.  2 Cor. 10:5

The devils send their spirit down to the earth from the air / atmosphere / first heaven where they are and into the minds of people in the form of thoughts and ideas. This is how the knowledge of good and evil is communicated to man and transferred to the earth.  This is also called "the mystery of iniquity," (and doth already work).  And so it's all set in motion and is headed for perdition.   The son of perdition, the antichrist, is going to take it there (Rev.17:11) and that "beast" that was, and is not, is the same kingdom or civilization that the devil had reared up after the flood but wasn't allowed to continue in development.   God had just finished sending the judgment of the flood on the same state of affairs in Noah's time and now the devil was bent on bringing it back, this time making sure that a flood could not reach it's top,  so the tower of babel was built (the first beast).   But God destroyed it with an earthquake and reduced it to rubble nonetheless. And to keep them from further building it back, he had already translated the people all over the earth, changing them genetically into the different races and tongues as they went.   Although they took with them the knowledge already attained from the devil in the way of higher learning, God also gave that devil with higher learning a deadly wound, to stop higher learning altogether until he got the plan of redemption ready and to further bring about the second part of Acts 17:26:  
"and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation." -KJV
decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. -NLT
Salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Pet. 1:5  (Gal. 4:1-7; Eph.4:13)
The devil has reacted to God's separating the sons of Adam (Deut.32:8) and determining the boundaries and is trying to overcome it.....
"To think beyond the borders"
"The global citizenry"   (quoting from Bothwell's article below)
 Nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do (Gen. 11:6)

But the devil with the higher learning (the 8th of the 7 headed dragon), his deadly wound is now healed.   This is the beast that "yet is."  In John's day it was not.  But he saw into the future when it would rise again.   And that time is now coming into fulfillment.   The world is wondering after the BEAST.   Observe the Gen. 11:6 / Living Bible footnotes !


BEWARE THAT THE TEACHING ANGEL, THE EX-ANGEL OF LIGHT (LUCIFER) IS AT WORK CORRUPTING THE WORLD (Gen. 6:5,11; Rev. 11:18) WITH THE UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, WHICH IS THE DARKNESS OF THIS PRESENT WORLD  !    This is why it's messed up !  The word serpent means poisoner or corrupter in Gen. 3:1. The Serpent (nachash) in Gen. 3:1 is best translated as the "corrupter" or "poisoner" because of a connection to Exod. 7:10-11 with the word sorcerer (kashaph)(mechashefim) which has to do with the supernatural evil or corruption of this world.  2 Tim. 3:8 best explains this.    Also Paul through the Holy Spirit explains it in 2 Cor. 11:3.

One of the best verses to bring out the fact that this universal knowledge of good and evil is taught by the Devil, 
is 1 Timothy 4:1. (this knowledge itself doesn't come from God and his Holy Spirit- Job 32:8)  1 Timothy 4:1:

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines (TEACHING) of devils.  
Rev. 11:18 /  1611 KJV
This confirms that the Ex-Angel of Light (Lucifer) is a TEACHING angel. Although the context of this verse in Timothy is that of religion, it still applies universally.  (Look at the chart in the book 12 Hours in Heaven on page 53 showing the Religion knowledge. How does the 'mark of the beast' and the harlot church religion get started and where is it's source?). 

But how does knowledge in general get imparted and learned in the first place (where does it come from?). It is exactly how the book 12 Hours in Heaven describes it. Adam and Eve had no parents, you know. They changed trees. Children start out by first learning how to imitate their parents.  Ephesians 2:2/Amplified:

You were following the course and fashion of this world--were under the sway of the tendency of this present age-- following the prince of the power of the air. (You were obedient to him and were under his control,) the spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience-- the careless, the rebellious and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God.

The next verse goes on to say:

Among these we as well as you once lived and conducted ourselves in the passions of our flesh -- our behavior governed by our corrupt and sensual nature; obeying the impulses of the flesh and the thoughts of the mind.......

People are busy learning the knowledge of good and evil from the prince of the power of the air (atmosphere).
Doctors teach Doctrine and this goes on every day in our Universities (which are modern Towers of Babel).
This will soon change, as we will have the perfect knowledge !
This imperfect knowledge is one of the things that puffs people up.
(1 Cor. 8:1) Love edifies! Love never faileth: 
whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away-1 Cor. 13:2,8
For our knowledge is fragmentary (IMPERFECT).
But when the PERFECT comes,
 the IMPERFECT will vanish away-1 Cor. 13:9,10/Amplified

"And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved
 and the heavens shall be rolled together as a SCROLL :
and all their host shall fall down"  -Isaiah 34:4 
Why is the word SCROLL used 
which means a "book" of learning ?

·         This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is LIGHT, and in him is NO darkness at all ! -1 John 1:5
·         I am the BRIGHT and morning star !  -Revelation 22:16

HOW GOD INTENDS TO BECOME THE ALL IN ALL (which is central of the Mystery of God)

Behold,  I   will   do    a   new    thing (Isa.43:19)

All thy children shall be taught from the Lord (Isa.54:13)
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the MAN Jesus Christ (1 Tim.2:5)

Rev. 12:1-9
The new teacher is caught up!
The old teacher is thrown down!
Learn why the dragon is ready to devour the manchild,
which is the firstborn, the 144,000, firstfruits
In 1 Cor. 11:3 the head is more of a "reflection" or image than a chain of command as explained in verse 7. The three found in verse 3 (God, Christ and Man) and where the Devil went wrong are shown here to have these in common: LIKENESS, IMAGE, REFLECTION, ROYALTY and these not in common: INIQUITY, DECEIT, GUILE. 

For thou hast said in thine heart (mind, will)....(Isa. 14:13):
 "I will BE LIKE the most High"- Isaiah 14:14.  WRONG......The devil has been sinning from the beginning (of this world): he sinned first (was the original chief sinner) -1 John 3:8/Accurate Bible.  "INIQUITY was found in thee"-Ezek. 28:15.  "That he should DECEIVE the nations no more" -Rev. 20:3.  "The serpent BEGUILED me"-Gen. 3:13.   "Behold, he put no trust in his servants;  nor in his angels, in whom he put light"-Job 4:18 KJV

GOD saw that he couldn't get the job done right by angels with a MIND & WILL, so he said I'll just go down there and DO IT MYSELF ! ..... (through a man, a mediator or intermediary, go-between (1 Tim. 2:5), a second Adam, a Son with a MIND & WILL) !

God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law (Gal. 4:4); For who hath known the MIND of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the MIND of Christ (1 Cor.2:16) I seek not mine own WILL, but the WILL of the Father which hath sent me (John 5:30) :

For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things -Heb. 2:10.
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power.  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  Thou art my Son.  Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever -Heb. 1:3-8. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to BE EQUAL with God -Phil. 2:6. Thou hast loved righteousness and hated INIQUITY -Heb. 1:9.  
Neither was any DECEIT in his mouth -Isa. 53:9.
Neither was GUILE found in his mouth -1 Pet. 2:22.

When the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the renewed creation, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, governing the twelve tribes of Israel (Mat. 19:28/ISV):

These were redeemed from among men -Rev. 14:4.
That our sons may be as plants (full) grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished (cut, hewn) after the similitude of a palace -Psa. 144:12.
Hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows (peers, EQUALS, EQUAL RANK partners, associates) -Heb.1:9 (Psa. 45:7)  BDB:  of like rank  Fellow kings-Moffatt

God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods-Psa. 82:1.   Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?-John 10:34.  Here it means in the sense of God's representatives on the earth. (Cf. Proposition.56).   And God said, Let us make man in our IMAGE, after our LIKENESS: and let them have dominion-Gen. 1:26.  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the IMAGE of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren -Rom. 8:29
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all INIQUITY, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works -Titus 2:14
And I will give him the morning star -Rev. 2:28.  
And in their mouth was found no GUILE-Rev. 14:5.

The Perfect Knowledge is that Tree of Life

The plan is to get rid of Lucifer. When Lucifer fell, God didn't have anyone to take his place. He was the angel of light, and without an angel of light, the people would never have developed. Lucifer's job as the angel of light was to teach people all the wisdom and knowledge needed to make them perfect. All the worlds that preceeded this one (Heb. 11:3) were perfect worlds, because he did his job right using the perfect knowledge, which comes from God. The tree of Life is that perfect knowledge and will only be given to the overcomers in Christ (Rev. 2:7). The tree of life is the most important thing, being the only thing in Genesis that is found in the book of Revelation (other than the serpent). The other tree being the tree of death, the tree of knowledge of good and evil, which is an imperfect knowledge.  The Russians held on to what they have now of this world's knowledge during the millennium, and wouldn't serve the Lord (Rev. 20:8).  When Satan is released for what amounts to one generation at the end of the thousand years, then that's where he went, to those northern nations in Europe that won't serve the Lord.  He organized an army there, and went out to conquer the world, but Michael fought that last war.  He can create something like our atom bomb at will--  balls of fire that he will send down on them and destroy them.

"Today in Hebrew the dept. of education is Misrad HaHinukh, named after Enoch. Enoch (Chanowk) in Hebrew comes from the word Chanak and we later on translate the word Chanak as trained or disciplined.  Chanak literally means to 'chew the date'.  It means that you take that which is nourishing & pure & good & conducive to growth and sustaining life and you masticate it and then you take it out of your mouth and rub it on the gums of the newborn infant to induce the nursing action. That's what it literally means. What the whole idea is that, that upon which you're feeding you take it out of your mouth and you put it in the mouths of your children"  -Dr. Roy Blizzard
Will be no longer under tutors and governors

Under the Mosaic Common Law, parents are responsible for the teaching of their own children.  They cannot delegate that responsibility to another.  Some schools originally had a sign out front that stated "IN LOCO PARENTIS" which is Latin for "in the place of a parent" (instead of the parent) and refers to the unlawful responsibility of a person or organization to take on some of the lawful functions and responsibilities of a parent.   After all, parents have a vested interest in their own flesh and blood, that another person doesn't have.  It's the same way with the new Daystar and morning star.    Jesus (who is God) has a vested interest in his own children, that no angel could ever have.  Having now made a (God-like) man Jesus the replacement for the (man-like) angel Lucifer, He will have put down iniquity and rebellion forever this way. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever- Heb. 13:8. I can of mine own self do nothing:  as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the WILL of the Father which hath sent me -John 5:30.  The unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord -Eph. 3:8-11.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end ......from henceforth, even forever. -Isa. 9:7. The beginning of the creation of God -Rev. 3:14.  That God may be (the) ALL IN ALL -1 Cor. 15: 28.                                                                              The mystery of God should be finished -Rev. 10:7. 

Isn't God as high as the heavens? And look at the highest stars--how lofty they are! -Job 22:12 /Holman Christian Standard Bible

What you are seeing in the picture of Rev.12:1 is the new *angel of light with the moon under her feet. (It is also the manifestation of the sons of God). The woman is clothed with the Sun of Righteousness (Mal. 4:2) the Daystar / the Bright, Morning Star and upon her head a crown of twelve *stars (twelve x 12,000 =144,000).  

 *(Stars is used apocalyptically in Rev. 12 with angelic reference).

(There are twelve kinds of each of the archangels -Mat. 26:53; Rev.21:12).  Michael has twelve head angels, Gabriel has twelve head angels and Lucifer has twelve head angels. Each one of these twelve head angels have innumerable ones under them (Heb.12:22). Twelve is God's number for government.  
Jesus, in whom the world to come will be put in subjection.... (not angels), will also have twelve kinds.  These were redeemed from among men -Rev. 14:4.  And I will give him the morning star -Rev. 2:28.  And in their mouth was found no GUILE-Rev. 14:5.

  A new *angel of light
Jesus (=Day Star) will be the head of it (Until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts-2 Pet. 1:19) (I am the bright and morning star-Rev.22:16) (Day Star in Psa. 110:3 🔗), and the 144,000 (=Morning Stars) will follow him (his train filled the temple-Isa.6:1) (And I will give him the morning star-Rev. 2:28). The 24 elders will be there, Michael and Gabriel (Rev. 4; Isa.24:23).  The new angel of light in operation: Ezek. 1:4-28.  The mystery of God should be finished -Rev. 10:7.

Lucifer, the prince of darkness, the ex-angel of light, will be in the pit along with his tail (train), the third part of the *stars of heaven  (i.e., the ex-morning stars-Job 38:7).  Knowledge, it shall vanish away-1 Cor. 13:8.  For our knowledge is imperfect- 1 Cor. 13:9/Amplified Bible.  But when the perfect comes, the imperfect will vanish away- 1 Cor. 13:10/Amplified Bible.  Now I know imperfectly; but then I shall know, even in the same manner as I have been known [by God] -1 Cor. 13:12/Amplified Bible.  Him which is perfect in knowledge -Job 37:16.  "But then face to face" - ! Cor. 13:12. Thine eyes shall see thy teachers”—Isa.30:20. “And they that be teachers shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the STARS for ever and ever.”—Dan.12:3.   And those teaching do shine as the brightness of the expanse, and those justifying the multitude as STARS to the age and for ever. --Dan. 12:3/Young's Literal Translation.  The same way Jesus instructed Paul and Paul further transmits to us, will be how it'll be with the 144,000. It will be like having 144,000 Pauls here on the earth. Only better. Remember Paul said in Phil. 3:12-14 that he had not attained or was already perfect, but he is pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. That's what it is- the eternal office of teaching and ruling of the 144,000. They are the precious fruit of the earth (Jas. 5:7). They will receive supernaturally, face to face, personal instruction [knowledge] from Jesus and be down here to give it out as the Holy Spirit wills. Ezek. 1 is a picture of them in operation.  Sixty Propositions talks about it in Prop. 38, 55 & 56, although all 60 pertain to what is simply called the Church of the Firstborn in Heb. 12:23, which is the 144,000, manchild, firstfruits. The mediocrity of Churchanity:  Most churches are just capable of producing Christians. 


We need more churches that can rear up saints to the ULTRA maturity and full age strength of Eph. 4:13, getting beyond the slop on which they are feeding, which is what Tommy Hicks described as debris and filth upon the giant which was fettered.  "As I viewed this being, it began to quiver, then almost go into convulsive gestures.  As this took place, I saw thousands of strange like creatures.  Everytime the Giant would quiver, they would withdraw. However when it ceased to move they would return again.  I was definitely made to know what these creatures were.  They were instruments that had bound the body of Christ through the ages."  When the firstborn and the remnant of the seed are finally produced it will be like Tommy Hicks' Vision where it says,  "It was arrayed in the most beautiful gorgeous white. Its garments were without spot or wrinkle as its body began to form, and the people of all ages seemed to be gathered into this body, and slowly, slowly, as it began to form up into the very heavens, suddenly from the heavens above, the Lord Jesus came, and became the head, and I heard another clap of thunder that said, "This is my beloved bride for whom I have waited. She will come forth even tried by fire. This is she that I have loved from the beginning of time."

"And his name shall be called . . . . The everlasting Father" -Isa. 9:6.
"He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" -John 14:9. 
Emmanuel, God with us -Mat. 1:23

ALL power (authority) is given unto me in heaven and in earth -Mat.28:19
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put ALL things under him,
 that God may be (the) ALL IN ALL- 1 Cor. 15:28
Then, when all things are under his authority, the Son will put himself under God's authority, so that God, who gave his Son authority over ALL things
will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere -NLT

"His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun"-Psa. 72:17.
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever"-Heb. 13:8

-Rev. 22:20

           Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world-Mat. 28:20
We have a more sure word of prophecy, a light that shineth in a darkplace, until the day dawn-2 Pet.1:19

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The Crisis is coming

Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book and make no secret of them; for the time when things are brought to a crisis and the period of their fulfillment is near- Rev.22:10/Amplified Bible
And there shall be a time of trouble, straitness and distress, such as never was since there was a nation till that time -Dan.12:1/Amplified Bible
Upon the earth distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity (that is, without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn) -Luke 21:25/Amplified Bible
Whatever we may have to go through now is less than nothing compared with the magnificent future God has planned for us. The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own. The world of creation cannot as yet see reality, not because it chooses to be blind, but because in God’s purpose it has been so limited—yet it has been given hope. And the hope is that in the end the whole of created life will be rescued from the tyranny of change and decay, and have its share in that magnificent liberty which can only belong to the children of God! -Rom.8:18-21/J.B.Phillips

How is it the two words nahar and potamos get translated wrongly in the KJV?   Nahar in Job 22:16 should be translated "ocean" instead of flood.  But it means a river or stream or sea.   Potamos in Rev. 12:15 is translated "river" in the ASV. Then it's adjective form  potamophorétos  is translated as "stream" in the ASV.  

And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman water as a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream.     Rev. 12:15 / ASV
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.    Rev. 12:15 / KJV

God sent a flood to destroy that civilization of Noah's time,  which was just like it is today on the earth. Except it was all one race.  One tongue.  But it was wicked just as it says in Job 22:15.  And it was wicked because of the (one world) river mentioned in Rev. 12:15 and the four rivers in Gen. 2:10-14. Here is a symbolic statement, not a literal.  The four rivers mentioned as civilizations in Genesis are shown as existing before they could possibly happen.  The four civilizations are obviously post-flood and are recorded in the book of Chronicles after Noah, Shem, Ham and Japeth. This can be deduced from Gen. 11:1 which says that the whole earth was one language and of one speech. Howbeit that in Gen. 2 you have Ethiopia and Assyria etc., which are different languages? It's because the four rivers were spiritual and originally meant to be rivers of life that came from God in the second heaven called Paradise.   But the devil got in them and changed them to rivers of death and darkness.  So now the devil wants to flood the earth also,  after God destroyed his kingdom of darkness the first time.  Only he floods it with his knowledge through which he controls mankind and the world.  He is trying to undo what God did at the Tower of Babel when God changed them into all the different races and cultures and would like to make it one again so it can unite again as was the state of things before the flood of Noah.  He would like to undo and annul Acts 17:26 which says: 

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.

From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries New Living Translation

The devil would like to unite the world with no political boundaries, hence a world citizenry,  and a world currency so that he can run it like he wants to, with him the continuing god of it (2 Cor.4:4).   But he cannot unite it like God can, retaining the different nationalities.  God unites the brotherhood of man spiritually, not physically or naturally.  This is why the kingdom of the Beast will never devoc or cleave, glue, unite, adhere, cement, or bond together.  No matter how they go about it.  It's because of what God did when he created all the different races there at the scattering at the Tower of Babel.  

The Living Bible says at Gen. 11:4,  The people who lived there began to talk about building a great city, with a temple-tower reaching to the skies—a proud, eternal monument to themselves. “This will weld us together,” they said, “and keep us from scattering all over the world.”  

The name was what would keep them united.  That is fufilled in the end-time re-establishment of this first beast with the name or mark or number of the Beast.  Christians are united in the name of Jesus Christ.  The harlot church will be united in the name of the Beast or anit-christ. 

The Complete Jewish Bible at Gen. 11:5,  Adonai said, “Look, the people are united, they all have a single language, and see what they’re starting to do! At this rate, nothing they set out to accomplish will be impossible for them!  

These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast (Rev.17:13).

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out !       Rom. 11:33

And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.   Daniel 2:43 

This mixture of iron and clay also shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But they will not hold together, just as iron and clay do not mix.   Daniel 2:43 / New Living Translation

When the enemy shall come in like a (naharriver) flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.     Isa. 59:19

The world wants you to be politically correct and socially  correct for right now.
Only when you take the mark of the beast will it consider you to be economically correct and religiously correct.
You see, the Babylonian New World Order covers 4 areas:  Political, Economic, Social and Religious.



It was prophesied that it would develop that way.  The word used to describe the situation was the Hebrew word Chamac and it means wrong, injustice.   
Now the earth was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with INIQUITY- Gen. 6:11/Septuagint.  
The earth became corrupt before God; the earth was filled with LAWLESSNESS - Gen. 6:11/Tanakh (1985). 
Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with WICKEDNESS -Gen. 6:11/ Holman Christian Standard Bible.


Jesus prophesied that it would be this way right before his return.  And the love of the great body of people will grow cold because of the multiplied LAWLESSNESS and INIQUITY-Mat. 24:12/Amplified Bible.  The New KJV concurs with LAWLESSNESS and the NIV says WICKEDNESS for Mat. 24:12.  
Then the word CORRUPT in Gen. 6:11 is found in Rev. 11:18 for the second word.  Looking at the 1611 KJ margin it says it this way:  And shouldest destroy them which CORRUPT the earth.  This time God is going to destroy it by fire.  That fire is the Shekinah found in Rev. 6:16,17 and 2 Thess. 1:8.  Zech. 14:12 talks about the consuming fire that is God's shekinah in Heb.12:29 and Deut. 4:24 and 9:3.  They will die in their sins just like they did at the flood.  Jesus reveals himself as God's Divinity in 2 Thess. 1:8 in that way to the wicked.  He will have that fire out in front of him as he goes around the earth.   But He reveals himself to the righteous in his humanity, like the same Jesus that they beheld ascending up in Acts 1:11.   So just how he reveals himself to you, will determine whether you die or go on living.

The meaning of the word "Serpent" in Gen. 3:1 really means the poisoner, or corrupter
It is known today, that the newborn infant initially receives all blood from the father, none from the mother. The life is in the blood (Lev. 17:14).  Rom. 6:6 says it in terms of our OLD MAN.  

Whatever word you want to describe it as,  it is basically like Matthew Henry's commentary said it:  The corrupt nature, called the OLD MAN, (it is) derived from our first father Adam.  The 1599 Geneva Bible margin notes on John 3:3: The beginning of Christianity consisteth in this, that we know ourselves not only to be corrupt in part, but to be wholly dead in sin: so that our nature hath need to be created anew, as touching the qualities thereof: which can be done by no other virtue, but by the divine and heavenly, whereby we were first created.

1 Cor. 15:47 simply says the first man is of the earth,  earthy.  When God created man in his IMAGE and after his likeness,  he had a divine nature.  That was corrupted and lost and is now a fallen nature due to the first man Adam transgressing the commandment not to eat of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil.  "For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" or "Dying, thou shalt die" -Gen.2:17/KJV.  "Dead in trespasses and sins"-Eph. 2:1. The Serpent (nachash) in Gen. 3:1 is best translated as the "corrupter" or "poisoner" because of a connection to Exod. 7:11 with the word sorcerer (kashaph)(mechashefim) which has to do with the supernatural evil or corruption of this world.  2 Tim. 3:8 best explains this.  And what did he poison or corrupt? The blood of Adam.  (1 John 3:8-10).  The name Adam means, the blood of God.  We've been snakebit.  Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption -1 Cor. 15:50.  When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory -1 Cor. 15:54.

God instituted a program called "Law" at the very beginning, whereby someone could be made righteous, reconciled, redeemed, etc. It was communicated spiritually to Abel, for instance, because "By faith Abel" in Heb. 11:4.  How does faith come?  By hearing the word of God.  Abel heard and obeyed. This program of Law continues with Moses, being written down.  The whole essence of Law is, this is how to become more God-like, by doing all the Law.  This is from a moral, ethical God who tells you that by doing the moral, ethical Law, you will become more like the image of God or likeness was originally, man created with a divine nature.  After the fall, it becomes difficult to do, with corrupted blood and the inherited old nature from Adam.  This is why you must be born all over again.  Some people say, "we'll I was born that way."  Well, you don't have to remain that way.  You can be born anew, in Christ Jesus (1 Pet. 1:23).

God made it simple and easy with the New Covenant.  "To be like Jesus" is the phrase from a gospel song.  We are being made conformable to his image.  If you become like Jesus, you become more God-like.   Jesus was the embodiment of the Law.  God's Word made flesh.   When he was born, he was wrapped in swaddling clothes found in Luke 2:7,12.   Actually, it was the same thing they used to wrap the Torah in to protect it.  And then when he died, the same thing was used to wrap his head in the tomb, called a napkin in John 20:7, possibly the shroud of Turin.

-taken  from  Page 3 of Bible Times No. 1

How long is One Generation?

How long is One Generation?

 "This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled" -Matthew 24:34 KJV

                                 ·       Genesis 6:3    120 yrs.         1948 - 2068                            
·         Psalm 90:10   (70)-80 yrs.    1948 - 2028
·         Isaiah 65:20   100 yrs.          1948 - 2048

Keep in mind that some people before the flood lived a lot longer ---- I don't know what the average was.   "And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years" -Gen. 6:3.  The word "strive" is actually the Hebrew word for "judge"  (din).  Apart from it being before the flood, and suggesting that Noah might be announcing to the world that they have 120 years before judgment comes, it seems to be rather an allegorical statement saying that fallen man's days/years* are (6 days) or 6,000 years until the Lord's sabbath millenium. This allegorical/symbolic writing in Gen. 1-7 seems to go along with the Mosaic Psalm 90 which uses parallelism in verses 4, 9 & 15 when talking about days and years. *[The very next verse says: The Nephilim were in the earth in those days-Gen.6:4/ASV]. Nephilim comes from the Heb. word naphal which means to fall;  it means fallen ones, talking about the descendants of Cain, as opposed to Seth's who began to call on the name of the Lord in Gen. 4:26.  Seth's descendants were called the "Sons of God" and Cain's descendants were "the daughters of men."  In the 1599 Geneva Bible, in their margin notes they understood this.  The NT continues with the "manifestation of the sons of God." These two lines are throughout history, known as the righteous and the wicked.  You find in 2 Pet. 3:4,9 and Jude 14-15 the controversy (Jer.25:31) that God has had with man continues to abide after the flood and culminates with "the time of the end" in Dan.12 or the three and a half years in Rev. 13, known as the Great Tribulation.  This all comes to the valley of Armageddon, Joel 3:14.

                   One hundred and twenty 50-year Jublilees are 6,000 years . . . . [ 120 x 50 = 6,000 ].

         Which of the three seems most likely?   When looking at the way things are shaping up,  I would tend to rely on 80 years making the Lord's return before the year 2028.  One generation under the curse  (curse of sin and death) has always been there in Isaish 65:20.   (There is some possibility that it is lengthened to 100 years in the millenium, because of the word "shall be").  Isaiah 65:20's "100 years" is distinctly in the middle of "120 years" and "70-80 years" but  is fixed and constant.  This sheds new light on the verse in Mat. 24:

 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all these things be accomplished-Mat.24:34/ASV
 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled-Mat.24:34/KJV

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day.  Soon after President Truman took office, he appointed several experts to study the Palestinian issue. In the summer of 1946, Truman established a special cabinet committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Henry F. Grady, an Assistant Secretary of State, who entered into negotiations with a parallel British committee to discuss the future of Palestine. In May 1946, Truman announced his approval of a recommendation to admit 100,000 displaced persons into Palestine and in October publicly declared his support for the creation of a Jewish state. Throughout 1947, the United Nations Special Commission on Palestine examined the Palestinian question and recommended the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state. On November 29, 1947 the United Nations adopted Resolution 181 (also known as the Partition Resolution) that would divide Great Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into Jewish and Arab states in May 1948 when the British mandate was scheduled to end. Under the resolution, the area of religious significance surrounding Jerusalem would remain a corpus separatum under international control administered by the United Nations.
May 14, 1948 is considered the beginning of the State of Israel which seems to be the fulfillment of the parable of the fig tree in Matthew 24:

Now from the fig tree learn her parable: when her branch is now become tender, and putteth forth its leaves, ye know that the summer is nigh-Mat. 24:32 /ASV
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh-Mat.24:32/KJV

There seems to be every indication that Isaiah 66:8 has already come to pass, in the natural.  This is Hebrew Parallelism in poetry, saying the same thing twice,  but in a different manner.

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?
Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?
or shall a nation be born at once?
for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children-Isa.66:8/KJV

Who hath heard such a thing?  who hath seen such things?
Shall a LAND be born in one day?
shall a nation be brought forth at once?
for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

The American Standard Version was published in 1901,  47 years before the fact.  When you consider the United Nations is involved,  "earth" (KJV) may be significant too.

For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:
and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create:
for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people:
and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days:
for the child shall die an hundred years old;  but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

And they shall build houses, and inhabit them;
and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
They shall not build, and another inhabit;
they shall not plant, and another eat:
for as the days of a tree are the days of my people,
and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble;
for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord,
and their offspring with them.
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer;
and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock:
and dust shall be the serpent’s meat.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,
saith the Lord.
- Isaiah 65:17-25

How can a Pre-Tribulation First Resurrection take place?

How can a Pre-Tribulation Resurrection take place?
Read the 8 reasons why it can't listed below.
The dragon ready to devour (or consume /wear/waste away the saints) in order to kill the 144,000 FIRSTBORN
Rev. 12:3-4 - Dan. 7:25  (Geneva Bible 1599)

How can the First Resurrection take place before Rev. 12:7-9 takes place?   And furthermore, before a new heaven is created if we are talking about the final complete catching away/first resurrection?  Call it what it is, "catching away" but beyond that it is on a par with and equal to the first resurrection. The word "rapture" should be stricken from our vocabulary.  GET YOUR MINDS TO THINKING.  The "dead" in Christ are raised in 1 Thess. 4:16-17, and that comprises the first resurrection. We who are alive and remain, will not taste of death but will be changed in the twinkling of an eye as this mortality shall put on immortality.

It is an order or rank in the genealogy which is a New Creation 

You must understand that the catching away of the 144,000 in Rev. 12:5 is a mystery to most folk, and is not to be reckoned with 1 Thess. 4:16-17 anymore than the Church of the Firstborn is to be with the General Assembly in Heb. 12:23.  Rom. 8:29 is controversial if you look closely at the verse. Firstborn, Firstfruits, 144,000 are all talking about the same Manchild company. It is obvious they are fully redeemed first (Rev. 14:4). Every man in his own order or rank (1 Cor. 15:23  ; Heb. 1:9  = Psa. 45:7 of like rank, who share this office as partners and associates).  Notice the Message calls them "dear companions."  Thayer's lexicon describes the firstfruits as those of a class beyond all others and dear to Christ and God. These are they that follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth.  This is his train.  And I will give him the morning star-Rev.12:28. When the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the renewed creation, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, governing the twelve tribes of Israel.-Mat. 19:28/ISV.  Hence, the twelve stars, or 144,000 of Rev. 12:1.  The government shall be on his shoulders, or seated to the left and right of Jesus, sitting with him in his throne. These are "close" companions. Mat.20:21-23. These are "tried stones" after the pattern and similitude of the chief cornerstone, Christ.  Psa. 144:12.

In 1 Thess. 4:16-17 we see the same word "air"  (#109 aér in the Greek) as used in Eph. 2:2. The first heaven in our atmosphere that is occupied by the devils was originally a beautiful place.  The devil changed it into what it is now.  It is like a land surface, a complete ball around the planet in three layers (Eph.6:12).  As in Isa. 14:17 he made the world as a wilderness, including the first heaven. When it is vacated, then the woman, (or manifestation of the sons of God) can be taken there possibly.  It is an escape (Luke 21:36) and it is a place of safety, and they will be hidden from the face of the serpent (Rev. 12:14) for 3 1/2 years because the devils are thrown down onto the earth (Rev. 12:9).  The beast/dragon will try to kill/consume all the Christians still here and make war continually against them and harass them for the duration of 3 1/2 years, thinking he will get rid of the 144,000. Remember how King Herod killed all the little babies thinking he would get Jesus? Well, Rev. 12 is an allegory and nothing else. It is written in apocalyptic language so that the opposition will not understand these things. However, the 144,000 will have already been SNATCHED UP out of harms way, and they and the remnant will be making war against the Beast and consuming it (Dan. 7:26) unto the end! The judgement will sit! (Rev. 20:4; Dan. 7:22; Dan. 12:1; Rev. 17:14). The real fight will be on!  

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord-1 Thess. 4:17

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience-Eph. 2:2

ἀήρ, ἀέρος, ὁ (ἄημι, ἄω (cf. ἄνεμος, at the beginning)), the air (particularly the lower and denser, as distinguished from the higher and rarer ὁ αἰθήρ, cf. Homer, Iliad 14, 288), the atmospheric region: Acts 22:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:17;  Revelation 9:2; Revelation 16:17; ὁἄρχων τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος in Ephesians 2:2 signifies 'the ruler of the powers (spirits, see ἐξουσία 4 c. ββ.) in the air,' i. e. the devil, the prince of the demons that according to Jewish opinion fill the realm of air (cf. Meyer at the passage; (B. D. American edition under the word ; Stuart in Bib. Sacr. for 1843, p. 139f)). Sometimes indeed,ἀήρ denotes a hazy, obscure atmosphere (Homer, Iliad 17, 644; 3, 381; 5, 356, etc.; Polybius 18, 3, 7), but is nowhere quite equiv, toσκότος — the sense which many injudiciously assign it in Ephesians, the passage cited ἀέρα δέρειν, (cf.verberat ictibus auras, VergilAen. 5, 377, of pugilists who miss their aim) i. e. to contend in vain, 1 Corinthians 9:26; εἰς ἀέρα λαλεῖν (verba ventis profundere, Lucr.4, 929 (932)) 'to speak into the air' i. e. without effect, used of those who speak what is not understood by the hearers, 1 Corinthians 14:9.  -Thayers Greek Lexicon

                                                                                        MEYER'S COMMENTARY ON EPH. 2:2
κατὰ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος] climactic parallel to the preceding. “Sic res fit expressior,” Bengel. The opposite is κατὰ Θεόν, Ephesians 4:24; 2 Corinthians 7:9. Comp. 1 John 5:14 : κατὰ τὸ θέλημα τοῦ Θεοῦ. The devil Paul here represents as the ruler over the might of the air, in which ἐξοσία is collective, denoting the totality of the mighty ones (the demons, Matthew 12:24) concerned. Comp. Lobeck, ad Phryn. p. 469; Bernhardy, p. 47. This ἐξουσία has its seat in the air, which exists between heaven and earth (τοῦ ἀέρος); the atmosphere, pertaining, in contrast to the higher pure αἰθήρ (see Duncan, Lex. Hom., ed. Rost, p. 36), still to the physical realm of earthly things (γῆς ἰσόμοιρος ἀήρ, Soph. El. 87), is the seat, the territory of the might of the demons. This and nothing else Paul expresses in distinct words, the ἐναέριος διατριβή (Oecumenius, comp. Theophylact), the ὑπουράνιος τόπος (Chrysostom) of the demons; and neither ought τοῦ ἀέρος to have been taken (Clericus, Heinsius, Michaelis, Storr, Flatt, Matthies, and others) as equivalent to τοῦ σκότους (Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 1:13), because, though it may, as it often does in Homer, denote misty gloom, clouds, etc., in contradistinction to the pure αἰθήρ, it never takes the place of the absolute σκότος (comp. Buttmann, Lexilog. I. p. 115), and in the N.T. always means simply air; nor ought it to have been explained by a metonymy as mundus (Thomas, Bullinger, and others). According to Hahn, Theol. d. N.T. I. p. 328 f., τοῦ ἀέρος is designed to express the aeriform nature of the demons; they are not really spiritual, but only spirit-like; aeriformness is their physical constitution. This is already in itself incorrect, since the demons must of necessity have the same physical constitution as the angels (including also their supra-terrestrial corporeity, comp. on Matthew 22:30), and hence, although they have become ἀκάθαρτα, they have yet remained πνεύματα, see in this very Epistle, Ephesians 6:12 (τὰ πνευματικὰ τῆς πονηρίας). Olshausen would remove the demons from the atmosphere by taking ἀήρ as equivalent to οὐρανός,[129] appealing to 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (where, however, ἀήρ is nothing else than air), and even giving out this passage as the only one in the N.T. where the word ἀήρ elsewhere occurs (but see Acts 22:23; 1 Corinthians 9:26; 1 Corinthians 14:9; Revelation 9:2; Revelation 16:17). 

As regards the historic basis of the conception of the apostle, that the demons have their abode in the air, he has carried it over from his pre-Christian, Jewish-Rabbinic circle of ideas into the contents of his Christian belief. It is true that there are found among the Rabbins very diverse, confused, and at times very monstrous assertions concerning the dwelling-place of the demons (see, especially, Eisenmenger, Entdeckt. Judenth. II. p. 437 ff.), but Harless (followed by Olshausen) far too hastily thence concludes: “in such sloughs as these one seeks in vain for the explanation of the apostle’s expression.” For while there are found diverse opinions in the Rabbins, and among them also that which assigns to the demons the air as a territory, the expression of the apostle shows us which of the different Rabbinic conceptions he has not followed, and which is accepted by him. Thus doubtless, e.g., the doctrine which R. Bechai, in Pentat. f. 90, 1, presents as a well-known one, that only those demons which produce dreams dwell in the air, but those which seduce man to sin in the man himself, and yet others in the depths of the sea, is not the view of the apostle. But the belief, which Paul here announces as his own and presupposes in his readers, namely, that the demoniac kingdom in general, and not merely a single division of it, is in the air, is to be found very definitely preserved among the Rabbins also. For (1) the very Rabbinical tenet of the winged nature of the demons (Talmud, Chagig. 2; R. Eliezer in Bartolocc. I. p. 320 ff., al.) manifestly points to the region of the air as their abode, since they are shut out from the communion of God. (2) In particular passages this is expressly stated. Comment. in libr. Aboth. f. 83, Ephesians 2 : “Sciendum, a terra usque ad expansum omnia plena esse turmis et praefectis, et infra (that is precisely in the ἀήρ) plurimas esse creaturas laedentes et accusantes, et omnes stare ac volitare in aëre,” etc. Further, it is said in Tuf haarez, f. 9, 2, that under the sphere of the moon, which is the last under all, is a firmament (רקיע) … and there are the souls of the devils, etc. See Eisenmenger, II. p. 411.
-Meyer's Commentary on Eph. 2:2.

There is coming a FIGHT
The dragon and his angels and Michael and his angels will fight it out.  Then the devil will have a short time (three and half years) and will have great wrath.  This is Isa. 60:2 "darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people" coming into being. Woe unto the inhabitants of the earth for Satan is come down unto you  (Rev.12:12).   These shall war against the Lamb (His Church), and the Lamb (His Church) shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they also shall overcome  that are with him, called and chosen and faithful-Rev.17:14/ASV.  That has to take place also, before he returns.  Remember Psa.110:1 ?

8 reasons why a PRE-TRIBULATION resurrection cannot take place

       ⦿  The beast will kill hundreds of millions of Christians (part of the dead in Christ)
       ⦿   A new first heaven has not been created (where we meet the Lord in the air)  
       ⦿  The Manifestation of the Sons of God has not taken place (Rom. 8:19; Rev. 12)
       ⦿   Restitution of all things has not taken place (Acts 3:21)
       ⦿  Mystery of God is not finished (Rev.10:7)
       ⦿  No overcoming Church here (Rev. 17:14; Dan.12:1) OCCUPY TILL I COME !  This means occupy during the tribulation period as well. We are going to take this planet! The kingdoms of this world have to become the kingdoms of our Lord! There are too many draft dodgers in the Lord's army.  You have been inducted into the Army of the Lord!  This is a SPIRITUAL battle to the end!  (Eph.6:12)
      ⦿   Psalm 110:1
      ⦿  Jesus prayed in John 17:15 that we would not be taken out of the world, but kept (protected) from the evil

The last words of Jesus before he ascended were, "Lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world" (Mat. 28:20). Emmanuel means God with us. Scripturally, there is a difference between him being with us and us being with him.  When you die you will be like the thief on the cross, with Jesus in Paradise. Or 2 Cor. 5:8 absent from the body and present with the Lord. 1 Thess. 4:17 says "and so shall we ever be with the Lord."  Jesus could not be with us as in Mat. 28:20 and us with him in 1 Thess. 4:17 at the same time.  It is an impossibility if you understand the Bible.  The coming of our Lord Jesus and our gathering together unto him (2 Thess. 2:1) makes it impossible. Eph. 1:10, another rapture verse, says gathered together in one all things in Christ. Because the rapture IS the first resurrection, it is impossible for us to be with Christ in our new bodies when the heavens retain him UNTIL the restitution of all things.  And without any controversy, the restitution of all things comes after the end of the world.

It is incumbent upon the devil being cast out of the atmosphere (first heaven) before there can be a catching away there.  Then that spiritual place has to be rolled up like a scroll and used for a plug in the bottomless pit to help hold the devils in there.   Those 3 layers of darkness in Eph. 6:12 might be pushed down to the earth by the (terrible crystal Ezek. 1:22  -  sea of glass Rev. 15:2) coming down;   hence gross darkness covers the people (Isa. 60:2).  The reason for the terrible crystal / sea of glass which is like a transparent bubble forcefield around the earth, (a line of distinction),  is to keep the devil from going back up to the second and third heaven.  When Michael throws him down out of the first heaven,  there's no going back up for him.  The bubble will come down further to the earth and remain until the end of the millenium. But before Christ comes back the restitution of all things has to take place. Jesus Christ has been given full authority to create a new heavens and new earth (Isa. 65:17).   So when that takes place the first heaven will be a beautiful place again.  Right now those 3 realms or layers are in thick darkness ( Job 22:13-14).  Satan took Jesus up to a high mountain in Luke 4:5 and showed him all the kingdoms of the world.  Satan must have a (little) mountain up there in those layers above the earth, where he can play god and be like the most High. Evidently Satan made his own mountain and throne patterned after the Mountain of God in Ezek.28:14,16. His throne is over Europe.  The principalities and powers,  the top layer, the rulers of the darkness of this world, the middle layer,  and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places, the bottom layer  (Eph. 6:12).   When Michael throws the devil down in Rev. 12:7-9, then that sea of glass or terrible crystal "bubble" around the earth will come on down to the treetops perhaps.  When the thrones are cast down, and thrones set up (Hag. 2:22; Dan.7:9; Rev.20:4) then the Manchild (144,000) will be "snatched" up and stand on the sea of glass (Rev.15:2; 14:3,4).  That has to take place, that is,  Jesus has to have his Government set up and ready to reign before the antichrist can appear, and thus before the three and a half year tribulation can happen.

This is what 2 Thess. 2:7 says,  that the manchild (he) is restraining the revealing of the antichrist until (he) is taken out ofthe way, or "snatched" up to the throne of God (literally, disappears or vanishes; the great snatch of Rev. 12:5). Then, that wicked shall be revealed, whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.

ἐκ τοῦ μέσου, like the Latine medio, i. e. out of the way, out of sight: αἴρω τί, to take out of the way, to abolish, Colossians 2:14 (Plutarch, de curiositate 9; Isaiah 57:2); γίνομαι ἐκ μέσου, to be taken out of the way, to disappear, 2 Thessalonians 2:7 -Thayer's Greek Lexicon
      For lawlessness is already at work in secret; but only until the man who is now exercising a restraining influence is removed-2 Thess. 2:7/Weymouth
          For the mystery of lawlessness already works; only [there is] he who restrains now until he be gone -2 Thess.2:7/Darby
          For already the secret power of wickedness is at work, secret only for the present until the Restrainer disappears from the scene-2 Thess. 2:7/New English Bible

The kingdoms of this world that Satan showed Jesus will become the kingdoms of our Lord, when all this comes to completion.   This is when the mystery of God is finished in Rev. 10:7. The second and third heaven received Jesus until the restitution of all things (Acts 3:21).  He sits at the right hand of the Father in Majesty until all things are put under him (Psa. 110:1; Heb. 2:8).    In 1 Cor. 15:23 and onward we see the kingdom delivered up to God and it's at the end or fullness of times when He gathers up the elect from the four winds (Mat. 24:31), when the trumpet sounds and all in heaven (the dead in Christ) and all in earth (we who are alive and remain) are gathered together (Eph. 1:10). All the dead in Christ has to include every single one that the beast kills,  and so there can only be one resurrection per 1 Thess. 4:16-17, and it must be at the end of the tribulation and is equivalent to Rev. 20:5, the first Resurrection.   Simple.


Waiting for the Arrival

Waiting for the arrival of the great ship "CHURCH"
It set out almost 2000 years ago, so says Paul the Apostle in Ephesians 4:13:
"Until we all arrive at....."
It's destination port:  "reach Full and Mature Age"
Who arrive: >>Rev. 12:1
The Time is Due: >>1 Pet. 1:5
Not Yet in Sight: >>Proposition 15,16,29 & 30

Meanwhile, there are some pretty underhanded tricks of the enemy to upset it's safe and timely arrival in Ephesians 4:14. He's got it spinning around going in circles sometimes, not making any progress but remaining in the age of minority:
"That we may no longer be children, tossed like ships to and fro between chance gusts of teaching, and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, the prey of the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, gamblers engaged, in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead"- Amplified  

Some Good News you can use . . .

Some Good News you can use.

1 Peter 1:3-9
Rev. 12:10 is the (salvation of 1 Pet. 1:5)
Revelation 6:6

There is a Living Hope (1 Peter 1:5) --- This is the most important verse you'll ever study!!
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

(Verse) 5. kept—Greek, "who are being guarded." He answers the objection, Of what use is it that salvation is "reserved" for us in heaven, as in a calm secure haven, when we are tossed in the world as on a troubled sea in the midst of a thousand wrecks? [Calvin]. As the inheritance is "kept" (1Pe 1:4) safely for the far distant "heirs," so must they be "guarded" in their persons so as to be sure of reaching it. Neither shall it be wanting to them, nor they to it. "We are guarded in the world as our inheritance is kept in heaven." This defines the "you" of 1Pe 1:4. The inheritance, remember, belongs only to those who "endure unto the end," being "guarded" by, or IN "the power of God, through faith." Contrast Lu 8:13. God Himself is our sole guarding power. "It is His power which saves us from our enemies. It is His long-suffering which saves us from ourselves" [Bengel]. Jude 1, "preserved in Christ Jesus"; Php 1:6; 4:7, "keep"; Greek, "guard," as here. This guarding is effected, on the part of God, by His "power," the efficient cause; on the part of man, "through faith," the effective means.

by—Greek, "in." The believer lives spiritually in God, and in virtue of His power, and God lives in him. "In" marks that the cause is inherent in the means, working organically through them with living influence, so that the means, in so far as the cause works organically through them, exist also in the cause. The power of God which guards the believer is no external force working upon him from without with mechanical necessity, but the spiritual power of God in which he lives, and with whose Spirit he is clothed. It comes down on, and then dwells in him, even as he is in it [Steiger]. Let none flatter himself he is being guarded by the power of God unto salvation, if he be not walking by faith. Neither speculative knowledge and reason, nor works of seeming charity, will avail, severed from faith. It is through faith that salvation is both received and kept.

unto salvation—the final end of the new birth. "Salvation," not merely accomplished for us in title by Christ, and made over to us on our believing, but actually manifested, and finally completed.

ready to be revealed— The preparations for it are being made now, and began when Christ came: "All things are now ready"; the salvation is already accomplished, and only waits the Lord's time to be manifested.

last time—the last day, closing the day of grace; the day of judgment, of redemption, of the restitution of all things, and of perdition of the ungodly.    □



THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VERSE YOU'LL EVER STUDY !! "Salvation ready to be revealed in the last time" - 1 Peter 1:5

+ + + + + + + + + + This is the salvation found in Rev. 12:10 + + + + + + + + + + 
Here Peter's salvation is used as an equivalent to Paul's (full) redemption  
(APOLUTROSIS) in Eph.1:14; 4:30 and Rom. 8:23

σωτηρία  (SALVATION)
deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation:  future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which Christians, 
redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy: 1 Pet. 1.5 -Thayers Lexicon
SOTERIA is plainly expected to be 
fully culminated  1 Pet. 1:5 -Bauers Lexicon

ποκαλύπτω   (REVEALED) 2. metaphorically, to make known, make manifest, disclose, what before was unknown.
d.  of things, previously non-existent, coming into being and to view:   σωτηρία, 1 Peter 1:5  -Thayers Lexicon

(the only instance in NT where these two Greek words are used together) 
 It is an indefinite short period of time BEFORE the return of Christ !!!

ν   (IN)   to denote a period of time within which, at a certain point, something occurs -Bauers LexiconWith the notion of Time ν marks periods and portions of time in which anything occurs, in, on, at, during -Thayers Lexicon

σχατος    (LAST) extreme, last in time or in place;
 σχάτ μέρα, the last day (of all days), denotes that with which the present age (הַזֶּה הָעולָם, see αών, 3) which precedes the times of the Messiah or the glorious return of Christ from heaven will be closed: John 6:39f, 44 ;  of the time nearest the return of Christ from heaven and the consummation of the divine kingdom, the following phrase is used:  ν καιρ σχάτ 1 Peter 1:5; -Thayers Lexicon

καιρός,  (TIME)
d. a (limited) period of time:
ν καιρ σχάτ, the last period of the present age, the time just before the return of Christ from heaven (see σχατος, 1 under the end, etc.), 1 Peter 1:5; -Thayer's Lexicon
time, i.e. point of time as well as period of time.  one of the chief eschatological terms.  the time of 
crisis, the last times. -Bauers Lexicon
the time of some decisive event, 
crisis -George R. Berry
decisive point.  The Nonbiblical Use.  The term has the sense of a "decisive moment" ......   
Yet KAIROS can also become a weaker term for time, as a short space of time.  -Kittel

A good follow-up verse to this is Rev. 12:10:  
Now has begun the day of the Salvation (Twentieth Century NT)
It has happened at last! God's salvation .... finally here (Living Bible)
Now it has come, the salvation ... of his Christ (Amp. Bible)

 FULLY REDEEMED before Christ returns

(>>This full Redemption is a hidden mystery)
Those who this has to happen to first, are talked about below from Rev. 6:6

Meyer's NT CommentaryThe verb ΠΟΚΑΛΥΦΘΝΑΙ is here, as elsewhere, used to denote the disclosure of what is already in existence (with God Ν ΟΡΑΝΟς, 1 Peter 1:4), but as yet hiddenΤΟΙΜΟς is here, like ΜΈΛΛΩΝ often, joined cum. inf. pass. (see Galatians 3:23. On the use of the inf. aor. in this connection, see Winer, p. 311 f. [E. T. 419 f.]); ΜΈΛΛΩΝ nevertheless has a less strong force. The future salvation lies ready to be revealed, that is to say: ν καιρ σχάτ, by which is denoted the time when the world’s history will be closed (not “the relatively last; Bengel: in comparatione temporum V. T.; but absolutely the last time Ν ΠΟΚΑΛΎΨΕΙ ΧΡ., 1 Peter 1:7. Wiesinger[58]). When this time will be, the apostle does not say; but his whole manner of expression indicates that in hope it floated before his vision as one near at hand; cf. chap. 1 Peter 4:7.   □

Manifestation of the Sons of God

Manifestation of the Sons of God

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might BE KNOWN by the church the manifold wisdom of God, According to the ETERNAL PURPOSE which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Ephesians 3:10-11/KJV

God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to DISPLAY his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was his ETERNAL PLAN, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord.  Ephesians 3:10-11/NLT

Revelation 12 is the most significant chapter you"ll ever study-
but it's the most mis-interpreted one that there is!!

The term "manifestation of" the sons of God has to do with knowing WHO they are. It's a revealing. They shall be known in visibility.  You would know one to see one! 

The Twentieth Century NT says: All nature awaits with EAGER EXPECTATION the APPEARING of the Sons of God.  Paul says the whole creation is on tiptoe gazing eagerly as if with outstretched neck waiting to see the sight of them - Romans 8:19 / J.B. Phillips & R.F. Weymouth 

·         assiduously and patiently to wait for (cf. English wait it out):  Waits expectantly, ardently, eagerly, yearning, longing, anxiously, anticipating, persistently  (I've used up all the adjectives that are available from lexicons and translations).   

As demonstrated in these two versions: 

(Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.) All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for FULL DELIVERANCE. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.-Rom.8:22-25 / The Message

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.-Rom.8:22 / NIV

It's a revelation!  Their identity.  WHO THEY REALLY ARE!!  [ It's just like when Jesus was born. After waiting for hundreds of years with anticipation looking for the prophesied coming of a Messiah, the Son was finally revealed. There was always a certain laconicness and hiddenness used by the Holy Spirit in talking about the coming one of Zech. 9:9 in the Old Testament for different reasons ].  So it is with the sons of God and with the waiting for the sons of God to appear.  It will be made known to the sense of sight. The revealing, disclosing of their sonship. (And of course the devil wants to know too, so that he can go after them to make war with them, and that's why they are hidden for 3 1/2 years in the wilderness from the face of the serpent).  In 2 Thess. 1:10 it says it this way: When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe in that day. This is that glorious church seen as coming out of the wilderness within a short time  >>[Proposition 30].

·         For the fervent desire of the [b]creature waiteth when the sons of God shall be revealed  - Romans 8:19  (1599 Geneva Bible)                             
·         Footnotes:       He plainly teacheth us that we shall certainly be renewed from that confusion and horrible deformation of the whole world, which cannot be continual, as it was not at the beginning: But as it had a beginning by the sin of man, for whom it was made by the ordinance of God, so shall it at length be restored with the elect.
·         [b]All this world.

Revelation 12:10 is telling you that the "salvation ready to be revealed in the last time" in 1 Pet. 1:5 has just happened and finally begun (past tense).***  The full deliverance or redemption is coming to the firstborn or 144,000 and then to the remnant of the seed.   
***It will indeed happen when Jas. 5:7 comes to pass, and this latter rain (REVIVAL) pouring out of the Spirit takes place.  See the Time Chart.

The New Birth  (Regeneration)
·         For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all (they that are Christ's) be made alive.     Did you know that Christ (the first begotten) has a NEW genealogy from this restoration . . . which is not counted under the fall (or lapse), each man in his own order?    We shall also bear the IMAGE of the Heavenly (1 Cor. 15:49).     Conformed to the IMAGE of his Son (Rom.8:29).  Jesus' genealogy goes back to Adam (according to the flesh through his mother, because he is the seed of woman (Gal.4:4; Gen.3:15; Luke 3:38) for legal and lawful reasons.  When we are a new creation, our spirit is the only thing that is born anew.  And it has to put the body in subjection to it (Rom.7:18-25).  We still have that corrupt body and blood until the full redemption takes place.  But none the less, our "new man" totally circumvents the genealogy going back to Adam, and has it's beginning with Christ, and is from Christ the second Adam, who was without sin !!  
The saying 'We are in the world, but not of the world' is a saying you hear quite often, derived from scripture such as in John chapters 15 & 17. The question becomes, what is the world referring to here?  When Jesus says he is not of this world, but from above, in John 8:23 (1 Cor.15:47), he is talking about the origin of his Spirit.  One thing that needs more clarification and understanding is,  that when we are born our Spirit comes from our father and our Soul comes from our mother. It says in Gen. 3:15 that there would be enmity between the serpent's seed and the seed of woman.  Notice it doesn't say the seed of man and woman.  1 Tim. 2:15 says:  "She shall be saved in child-bearing," which was fulfilled with Mary bearing Jesus.  Jerusalem Above now becomes the mother of us all in Gal. 4:26. As far as Abraham and the natural seedline from Eve through that of Mary is concerned, it ends and a NEW seedline begins from Christ onward (Gal. 3:29). Jesus himself, according to the SPIRIT has no genealogy to begin with, as it says in Heb. 7:3.  and Micah 5:2.  

The mind of Christ (1 Cor.2:16) and the Spirit of Christ (Rom.8:9) are the same thing. Paul combines both in Eph.4:23 and Rom.8:27.  Cf. Rom.7:22,25.  The law of God was given so that man could be more God-like.  God is a moral and ethical God, and only by doing his will and commandments could man become more like Him.  Through the New Covenant we become more God-like because we strive to be more like Jesus, who is God.  This is how we are servants of Righteousness (Rom.6:18) as well as servants of Christ (1 Cor. 7:22).

We are a new Creation (Gal.6:15) and Christ is the beginning of the Creation of God (Rev. 3:14).   It has always been El Shaddai, the name of God which represents the feminine aspect of Deity (YHWH).  YH and WH are two halves of the whole.  One is masculine and the other is feminine. Let "US" make man in "OUR" image (Gen.1:26).  And there are two families:  The family of God (Eph. 2:19), and the family of Satan (Gen. 3:15). · 

The firstborn--firstfruits--144,000 are born of a woman enveloped by the Sun Rev. 12:1 or Sun of Righteousness (Mal. 4:1). Jesus has arisen, who is the Righteousness of God, the light of the world. It is the spirit of God who is doing the begetting as when Jesus was born from the Holy Spirit which came upon or overshadowed and enveloped Mary.  And then later on at the baptism of Jesus, when he fulfilled all of the operations of God's salvation (Mat. 3:15-17) the Holy Spirit is descending upon Jesus. 


·      Why water?  Because that is where the old adamic spirit is buried.  You can't be born again until you the watery grave.  The flood was a type of baptism in which was the end of all flesh (1 Pet. 3:21) and eight souls were saved by water.  
To which an antitype doth now save us -- baptism, (not a putting away of the filth of flesh, but the question of a good conscience in regard to God,) through the rising again of Jesus Christ-1 Pet. 3:21/Young's Literal Translation
·         interrogation of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ-1 Pet. 3:21/American Standard Version
·         the answer and a good conscience is explained in 1 Pet. 3:15 & 16
·         God was manifest in the FLESH (1 Tim. 3:16).  We must now partake of that FLESH and BLOOD in Communion (John 6:53-58).

 It is known today, that the newborn infant initially receives all blood from the father, none from the mother. The life is in the blood (Lev. 17:14).  Rom. 6:6 says it in terms of our OLD MAN.  

Whatever word you want to describe it as,  it is basically like Matthew Henry's commentary said it:  The corrupt nature, called the OLD MAN, (it is) derived from our first father Adam.  The 1599 Geneva Bible margin notes on John 3:3: The beginning of Christianity consisteth in this, that we know ourselves not only to be corrupt in part, but to be wholly dead in sin: so that our nature hath need to be created anew, as touching the qualities thereof: which can be done by no other virtue, but by the divine and heavenly, whereby we were first created.

1 Cor. 15:47 simply says the first man is of the earth,  earthy.  When God created man in his IMAGE and after his likeness,  he had a divine nature.  That was corrupted and lost and is now a fallen nature due to the first man Adam transgressing the commandment not to eat of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil.  "For in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" or "Dying, thou shalt die" -Gen.2:17/KJV.  "Dead in trespasses and sins"-Eph. 2:1. The Serpent (nachash) in Gen. 3:1 is best translated as the "corrupter" or "poisoner" because of a connection to Exod. 7:11 with the word sorcerer (kashaph)(mechashefim) which has to do with the supernatural evil or corruption of this world.  2 Tim. 3:8 best explains this.  And what did he poison or corrupt? The blood of Adam.  (1 John 3:8-10).  The name Adam means, the blood of God.  We've been snakebit.  Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption -1 Cor. 15:50.  When this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory -1 Cor. 15:54.

Sonship  (the Sons of God)
The Promise of the Spirit-Gal. 3:14

Heb. 1:3 best describes that Divine Nature in the person of Jesus, who was a begotten Son all over again (Luke 3:38).  Except this time he was filled with the Spirit of God without measure (John 3:34; Heb. 1:9; Col. 2:9).  1 Cor. 15:22 says, For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  1 Cor. 15:45 in the ASV says, The first man Adam became a living soul.  The last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving spirit.  From this we can deduce that we get our Spirit from our father, and our Soul from our mother (Jesus had no earthly father).  Our spirit is dead which we have gotten from the first Adam and must be restored to life.  The OLD MAN or Adamic Spirit/Nature is un-redeemable:  "I will put a new SPIRIT within you"-Ezek. 11:19.  When believers who were once of this world, and once had an old man or nature, but now are "born from above," or "born again," (both of these from John 3:3 KJV,  having been "regenerated," "born over again,"  "re-born" or "born anew,") . . . they are risen from the dead with Christ having a new spirit, that is alive now and not dead.  (A new life . . . that mortality or death might be swallowed up of life . . . first the SPIRIT, then the body).  "He that wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the SPIRIT."-2 Cor.5:5.  "Born from above" as found in John 3:3,7/KJVmargin,  the Greek again is referring to Gal.4:26:  Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all (Rom.4:16) (Gal. 3:7).  It goes on and tells us in Gal. 4:30 that "the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the SON of the freewoman."  Paul just got through explaining the whole subject of the heir and inheritance in Gal. 3 & 4 and ends saying, "If ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Cf. Heb. 11:17-19. Literally, Heavenly Jerusalem is now their place of native birth and citizenship (Phil. 3:20)(Heb. 11:16)(1 Pet.3-5).  And so, Rev. 12 becomes the vision or "picture" of this happening:  the (free) WOMAN travailing to bring forth her first born after the Spirit  (fully redeemed). 

She was pregnant, and cried out in her labor and in the pains of BRINGING FORTH HER child-Rev. 12:2/J. B. Phillips.  For I heard a cry as of a WOMAN in travail, anguish as of one BRINGING FORTH HER FIRST child-Jer. 4:31/RSV.  As she bears HER FIRST-BORN-Jer. 4:31/James Moffatt. As of one BRINGING FORTH a FIRST-BORN-Jer. 4:31/Young's Literal Translation. Awaiting delivery-Rev. 12:2/Living Bible.   Church of the FIRST BORN which are written IN HEAVEN-Heb. 12:23.  Assemblage of God's Eldest Sons-Heb. 12:23/Twentieth Century NT). Conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the FIRSTBORN among many brethren-Rom. 8:29.  The image is the wedding garment of Rev. 19:7.   

The question becomes, is Jerusalem according to the natural necessary to the fulfillment according to the Spirit? Isa. 66:7-9 was prophetically fulfilled in 1948 according to the natural. Hagar the bondwoman answereth to Jerusalem which now is, her children being of the bondwoman (Gal.4). Wait !  Rom. 11:5-7, 12 & Zech. 13:9. There shall be one fold, and one shepherd-John 10:16.   REMEMBER THIS......  Paul states in Eph. 3:6 that we are fellow heirs which means equal.  Wherefore REMEMBER, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh........ are made nigh by the blood of Christ...... for to make in himself of twain one new man -Eph. 2:1-15.  Strictly speaking, Heavenly Jerusalem is our mother city and we are fellow citizens with the saints, and the third temple is Spiritual. The temple is the people themselves, not a physical building or structure. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Cf. Rev. 11:1-2.  The Pharisees were looking for an earthly kingdom (of God) so they could mark it on their calendars when it would arrive, when Jesus told them in Luke 17:20-21 that it cometh not with observation.  He reiterates this in John 18:36 and Luke 22:53 that the kingdom of this world is the power of darkness ruled by the Devil (Eph. 6:12; Luke 4:5-6; Col. 1:13) and until Ezek. 21:27 comes to pass, which is the equivalent of Rev. 11:15 coming to pass, then things will not change here.  The kingdom in the millenium then is referred to in Luke 17:22, one of the days of the Son of man,  which is from Psa.72:7. In Mat.19:28 when Jesus is reigning in glory in the first heaven in our atmosphere (the New Jerusalem) then the 144,000 will send their spirits up there (spirits of just men made perfect -Heb. 12:23 . . . no man hath ascended-John 3:13) and receive of that glory and bring it down to the earth being his representatives and subordinate princes under him (the royal priesthood). They will put on the priestly garment (body) and shine like the brightness of the firmament (Dan. 12:3)(Ezek. 1); like Jesus at the Transfiguration.  Rev.12 is where this manchild company (firstborn, firstfruits, 144,000) is being brought into being, his government office, and is clearly not of this world! Abraham looked for a better in Heb. 11:16, a heavenly, and so should we. The New Jerusalem goes along with the New Genealogy which is not counted under the fall; but from the restoration (Heb.7:3-6) (Gal.3:29).

Faith is at that moment of conception

The child of God is conceived when we first have FAITH  (Eph.1:12-14).  But you can't be born again until you die.  You can't die until you've been planted.  You must first crucify the old man (Rom.6 :3-6) and bury him in the waters of baptism.  Col. 2:12:  Buried with him in baptism, wherein ye are also risen (raised) with him through the FAITH of the operation of God.  If your're baptised and don't have faith that God can perform an operation (or work) on your heart and circumcise your heart in the water,  then it won't happen.  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ (into the likeness of his death in the watery grave) have put on Christ (put on that NEW MAN or nature)- Gal. 3:27.  If someone gets saved only to die in battle, or get run over by a car,  then he goes to heaven.  Being baptized has nothing to do with whether you go to heaven or not. Was the thief on the cross baptized?  Did he go to heaven? But being baptized has everything to do with your ongoing Salvation in this life, and growth to Spiritual maturity.  Except a man be born again,  he cannot see the kingdom of God . . . . it means to experience like in Luke 17:22, as the Hebrew word means in Eccl. 1:16.  God's kingdom is wherever God is ruling.  Check the Amplified.


And so, WHO are the firstborn, the firstfruits, the manchild, the 144,000 ?  The answer lies in the column to the left.  Cf. Heb. 12:22-23 Psa.87:5-6.  

Rom. 8:19 (J.B.Phillips): The whole creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own.

1 Pet. 1:5:  Salvation (an alternate word Peter uses to Paul's "redemption" in Rom.8:23; Eph. 1:14; 4:30) ready to be revealed (come into being, reality;  something that has not been heretofore) in the last time. 

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection (spiritual maturity) -Heb. 6:1.  Arrive at full and mature age (Eph. 4:13).   Spirits of just men made perfect-Heb. 12:23.
Eph. 1:12ff: 
(1)  We first TRUSTED in Christ after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of salvation. 
(2)  After that,  You BELIEVED and were sealed with that Holy Spirit of PROMISE.  

That Holy Spirit of promise is the earnest, or first installment, pledge or down payment of our inheritance until the (full) redemption of the purchased possession.  Ye are not your own.  For ye are bought with a price- 1 Cor.7:19,20.   ......hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,  who are kept by the power of God through faith unto (final or full) salvation ready to be revealed in the last time- 1 Pet. 1:3-5. 

It is my understanding that this SEAL of the Holy Spirit is the sign, seal or mark of ownership, and that of a blood covenant man as per the new covenant in Col. 2:11-12 in the SPIRIT as found in Rom. 2:28-29, Gal.6:15.  Christ, the minister of it, to confirm the PROMISES made to the fathers- Rom.15:8.   Also, that the next SEAL, sign or mark of God in Rev. 7:2 or 9:4 is a proof of ownership and redemption of our body  [or  apolutrosis--FULL REDEMPTION]  in the BODY as found in Rom.8:23, Eph.1:14, Eph.4:30,  and the seal is actually the new BODY,  a new creation,  because that is the MANIFESTATION of the Sons of God, which is the Name or Authority of God, or that which is sealed with the Name of God (Rev.3:12; 14:1; Prov.30:5; Eph.3:15).  1 John 3:2; Rom.8:29; Heb.1:3; 1 Cor.11:3; Gen.1:26-27. 

SEAL # 1---The first installment / firstfruits / earnest     =  the redemption of our SPIRIT
SEAL # 2---The completion / full inheritance                   = the redemption of our BODY
                                           =  the manifestation of the Sons of God,  or,  full sonship

       When Jesus said,  ye must be born again,  he was making an analogy between the nautral birth and the spiritual birth.  We must realize that no birth is instantaneous.  Not in the natural and not in the Spiritual.  There has to be time for fetal growth and fetal development.  And when the baby finally exits the womb, he still has to grow to maturity and adulthood.   If you have time to be baptized and are not run over by a car or killed on the battlefield first,  then by all means, run and be baptized asap.  Remember the order?   Repent, be baptized in the name (or authority) of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  For the PROMISE is unto you-Acts 2:38,39.            


A Hole in the Northern Sky


He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing  Job 26:7 - KJV
He stretcheth out the north over empty space, and hangeth the earth upon nothing Job 26:7 - American Standard Version


The universe has a huge hole in it that dwarfs anything else of its kind. The discovery caught astronomers by surprise. The hole is nearly a billion light-years across. It is not a black hole, which is a small sphere of densely packed matter. Rather, this one is mostly devoid of stars, gas and other normal matter, and it's also strangely empty of the mysterious "dark matter" that permeates the cosmos. Other space voids have been found before, but nothing on this scale. Astronomers don't know why the hole is there. 

 In August 2007, scientists from the University of Minnesota published an astonishing finding in the Astrophysical Journal. The universe, they declared, had a hole in it -- a hole far bigg­er than anything scientists have ever seen or expected. This "hole" spans almost one billion light years and is six to 10 billion light years from Earth, in the Eridanus constellation.  (For reference, one light year measures about six trillion miles.)

Astronomers have found a giant "hole" in the universe that measures nearly a billion light-year across. The large galactic void is empty of galaxies, stars, dust clouds and, oddly enough, even dark matter. The discovery has left scientists clambering for a plausible explanation, however, as of right now one hasn't arisen. Scientists claim that a galactic void this large is far from a normal occuurrence.

Further inspection of the hole was made using the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope funded by the National Science Foundation, after which it was discovered by University of Minnesota researchers that the cold spot is devoid of nearly all forms of matter. Many galactic voids exist in space, however, the WMAP Cold Spot Void is an especially unique occurrence considering that it is nearly 1,000 times larger than any other observed void. Rudnick refers to the results as "suprising." Also involved in the research of the region was Associate Professor Liliya Williams, who stated, "What we’ve found is not normal, based on either observational studies or on computer simulations of the large-scale evolution of the Universe". The void is roughly 6-10 billion light years from Earth, in the constellation Eridanus.


The Eridanus Supervoid is a large supervoid (an area of the universe devoid of galaxies) discovered as of 2007. At a diameter of about one billion light years it is the second largest known void, superseded only by the Giant Void in Canes Venatici. It was discovered by linking a "cold spot" in the cosmic microwave background to an absence of radio galaxies in data of the United States National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array Sky Survey.  There is some speculation that the void may be due to quantum entanglement between our universe and another.

The Northern Local Supervoid is a region of space devoid of rich clusters of galaxies, known as a void. It is the closest supervoid and is located between the Virgo (Local), Coma and Hercules superclusters. On the sky, it is located between Boötes, Virgo, and Serpens Caput constellations. It contains a few small galaxies (primarily spirals) and galaxy clusters, but is mostly empty. The faint galaxies within this void divide the region into smaller voids, which are 3–10 times smaller than the supervoid. The center is located 61 Mpc (199 Mly) away at approximately (15h, +15°) and it is 104 Mpc (339 Mly) in diameter across its narrowest width.

The Giant Void (also known as the Giant Void in NGH, Canes Venatici Supervoid, and AR-Lp 36) is an extremely huge region of space of underdensity of galaxies within the constellation Canes Venatici. It is the largest confirmed void to date, with an estimated diameter of 300 to 400 Mpc (1 to 1.3 billion light years) and is approximately 1.5 billion light years away (z = 0.116). It was discovered in 1988, and was the largest void in the Northern Galactic Hemisphere, and possibly the largest ever detected. Even the hypothesized "Eridanus Supervoid" corresponding to the location of the WMAP cold spot is dwarfed by this void, although the Giant Void does not correspond any significant cooling to the cosmic microwave background. Although a vast void, inside it are 17 galaxy clusters, concentrated in a spherical shaped region 50 Mpc in diameter. Studies of the motion of the clusters show that they have no interaction to each other, meaning the density of the clusters is very low resulting to weak gravitational interaction. The void's location in the sky is close to the Boötes void. The Boötes void is 5 times nearer but only has ¼ of the size of the Giant Void.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!  And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north;  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.  Yet thou shalt be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost parts of the pit -Isaiah 14:12-15 American Standard Version  

 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal -Revelation 21:10-11

In the middle of Paradise is a very large and very high mountain, so high that the top is above the stars. He asked what that mountain was, and the Lord said “that’s where God’s throne is, high and lifted up.” The top of this mountain is the third Heaven. [Fig. 1]
      [Note: This is the same mountain spoken of in Isaiah 14:13, where Lucifer attempted to ascend to the throne of God and be like the most High.]
     This mountain was covered with flowering shrubs and trees up to the same height as the top of the mountain on the other side—(the Hills of Glory)From there on, it had the appearance of crystal, and it went straight up to the top of the universe.  
-Page 23 "12 Hours in Heaven"

Does He not look down on the topmost star? -Job 22:12/Moffatt

This all-sky map shows the locations of Swift's 500 gamma-ray bursts, color coded by the year in which they occurred. In the background, an infrared image shows the location of our galaxy and its largest satellites.

Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light, and the brief but brilliant blasts result from a colossal energy release. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) were discovered in 1967 by unclassified military satellites designed to look for clandestine nuclear tests.  The first observations required extensive analysis to be sure that the bursts were truly originating beyond the solar system, and they weren't published until 1973.  Over the following years, astronomers learned that sufficiently sensitive instruments could detect about two bursts per day, on average, somewhere in the sky.  Of those twice-daily GRBs, Swift's Burst Alert Telescope snares about one in eight for detailed study.

Astronomers scramble to detect afterglow from new GRBs as fast as they can.  Afterglows in visible light provide information that confirms the burst's distances from Earth, and astronomers now regularly study afterglows across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.  Most of the time, the hard task of measuring burst distances falls to ground-based observatories, which can target a burst's location with telescopes far larger than the Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope aboard Swift.  "Getting on the afterglows quickly with large ground-based telescopes remains a key element in understanding GRBs," said Fox, whose research focuses on follow-up observations.  "It's this synergy between Swift and ground observatories that has really moved the ball forward, especially for short bursts and bursts that are very far away."

Swift has detected a whopping 75 percent of all the GRBs whose distances have been measured.  "Swift has seen GRBs as close as about 100 million light-years and as far away as 13 billion light-years," adds Gehrels.  Put another way, Swift has detected gamma-ray bursts over a span of time equivalent to about 95 percent of the universe's age.
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He Towers over the Universe

In the beginning, God created the universe Gen.1:1 /ISV
et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz
... the heavens and the earth...
Et ( אֵת ) is a participle used in front of the direct object of a verb; in this case, it indicates that "the heavens and the earth" (a figure of speech meaning "everything") is what is being created. The word ha preceding shamayim (heavens) and aretz (earth) is the definite article, equivalent to the English word "the". Shamayim has the plural -im ending, indicating that the word is "heavens" rather than "heaven".  
The normal phrase in the Bible for the UNIVERSE (Deuteronomy 32:1Psalm 148:13) -Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers      

Psalm 148:13
New Living Translation
Let them all praise the name of the LORD. For his name is very great; his glory TOWERS OVER the earth and heaven!
New International Version
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.
King James Bible
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his gloryis above the earth and heaven.